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Church at the Chip Worship Service

September 19, 2021

Welcome to Online Worship at Church at the Chip
If it’s your first visit, a special “Howdy” to you! You are among friends: relax and enjoy our casual cowboy setting.  Grab a Bible, light a candle, and prepare your personal Lord’s Supper elements. We trust today’s service will encourage you in your relationship with God.

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God bless you,
The Church at the Chip family

ecclesia song

We are called to faith, gathered in love
Sent with hope to change the world
We are called to faith, gathered in love
ecclesia, ecclesia, Church at the Chip

   Called to Faith, Gathered in Love,
   Sent with Hope – ecclesia!

Psalm 78

1    Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
        incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2    I will open my mouth in a parable;
        I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3    things that we have heard and known,
        that our fathers have told us.
4    We will not hide them from their children,
        but tell to the coming generation
      the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
        and the wonders that he has done.

5    He established a testimony in Jacob
        and appointed a law in Israel,
      which he commanded our fathers
        to teach to their children,
6    that the next generation might know them,
        the children yet unborn,
      and arise and tell them to their children,
7      so that they should set their hope in God
      and not forget the works of God,
        but keep his commandments;
8    and that they should not be like their fathers,
        a stubborn and rebellious generation,
      a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
        whose spirit was not faithful to God.

9    The Ephraimites, armed with the bow,
        turned back on the day of battle.
10   They did not keep God's covenant,
        but refused to walk according to his law.
11   They forgot his works
        and the wonders that he had shown them.
12   In the sight of their fathers he performed wonders
        in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.
13   He divided the sea and let them pass through it,
        and made the waters stand like a heap.
14   In the daytime he led them with a cloud,
        and all the night with a fiery light.
15   He split rocks in the wilderness
        and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.
16   He made streams come out of the rock
        and caused waters to flow down like rivers.

17   Yet they sinned still more against him,
        rebelling against the Most High in the desert.
18   They tested God in their heart
        by demanding the food they craved.
19   They spoke against God, saying,
        “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?
20   He struck the rock so that water gushed out
        and streams overflowed.
      Can he also give bread
        or provide meat for his people?”

21   Therefore, when the Lord heard, he was full of wrath;
        a fire was kindled against Jacob;
        his anger rose against Israel,
22   because they did not believe in God
        and did not trust his saving power.
23   Yet he commanded the skies above
        and opened the doors of heaven,
24   and he rained down on them manna to eat
        and gave them the grain of heaven.
25   Man ate of the bread of the angels;
        he sent them food in abundance.
26   He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens,
        and by his power he led out the south wind;
27   he rained meat on them like dust,
        winged birds like the sand of the seas;
28   he let them fall in the midst of their camp,
        all around their dwellings.
29   And they ate and were well filled,
        for he gave them what they craved.
30   But before they had satisfied their craving,
        while the food was still in their mouths,
31   the anger of God rose against them,
        and he killed the strongest of them
        and laid low the young men of Israel.

32   In spite of all this, they still sinned;
        despite his wonders, they did not believe.
33   So he made their days vanish like a breath,
        and their years in terror.
34   When he killed them, they sought him;
        they repented and sought God earnestly.
35   They remembered that God was their rock,
        the Most High God their redeemer.
36   But they flattered him with their mouths;
        they lied to him with their tongues.
37   Their heart was not steadfast toward him;
        they were not faithful to his covenant.
38   Yet he, being compassionate,
        atoned for their iniquity
        and did not destroy them;
      he restrained his anger often
        and did not stir up all his wrath.
39   He remembered that they were but flesh,
        a wind that passes and comes not again.
40   How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness
        and grieved him in the desert!
41   They tested God again and again
        and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
42   They did not remember his power
        or the day when he redeemed them from the foe,
43   when he performed his signs in Egypt
        and his marvels in the fields of Zoan.
44   He turned their rivers to blood,
        so that they could not drink of their streams.
45   He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them,
        and frogs, which destroyed them.
46   He gave their crops to the destroying locust
        and the fruit of their labor to the locust.
47   He destroyed their vines with hail
        and their sycamores with frost.
48   He gave over their cattle to the hail
        and their flocks to thunderbolts.
49   He let loose on them his burning anger,
        wrath, indignation, and distress,
        a company of destroying angels.
50   He made a path for his anger;
        he did not spare them from death,
        but gave their lives over to the plague.
51   He struck down every firstborn in Egypt,
        the firstfruits of their strength in the tents of Ham.
52   Then he led out his people like sheep
        and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
53   He led them in safety, so that they were not afraid,
        but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54   And he brought them to his holy land,
        to the mountain which his right hand had won.
55   He drove out nations before them;
        he apportioned them for a possession
        and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

56   Yet they tested and rebelled against the Most High God
        and did not keep his testimonies,
57   but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers;
        they twisted like a deceitful bow.
58   For they provoked him to anger with their high places;
        they moved him to jealousy with their idols.
59   When God heard, he was full of wrath,
        and he utterly rejected Israel.
60   He forsook his dwelling at Shiloh,
        the tent where he dwelt among mankind,
61   and delivered his power to captivity,
        his glory to the hand of the foe.
62   He gave his people over to the sword
        and vented his wrath on his heritage.
63   Fire devoured their young men,
        and their young women had no marriage song.
64   Their priests fell by the sword,
        and their widows made no lamentation.
65   Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,
        like a strong man shouting because of wine.
66   And he put his adversaries to rout;
        he put them to everlasting shame.

67   He rejected the tent of Joseph;
        he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,
68   but he chose the tribe of Judah,
        Mount Zion, which he loves.
69   He built his sanctuary like the high heavens,
        like the earth, which he has founded forever.
70   He chose David his servant
        and took him from the sheepfolds;
71   from following the nursing ewes he brought him
        to shepherd Jacob his people,
        Israel his inheritance.
72   With upright heart he shepherded them
        and guided them with his skillful hand.

Love Lifted Me

I was sinking deep in sin
Far from that peaceful shore
Very deeply stained within

Sinking to rise no more
But the Master of the sea
Heard my despairing cry
From the waters lifted me
Now safe am I

   Love lifted me, love lifted me
   When nothing else could help
   Love lifted me
   Love lifted me, love lifted me

   When nothing else could help
   Love lifted me!

Souls in danger look above
Jesus completely saves
He will lift you by his love
Out of the angry waves

Love so mighty and so true
Merits my soul's best songs
Faithful loving service too
To him belongs


As it is in Heaven

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Come and let your glory
Come and let your glory fall

Our Father, who art in heaven
The rocks cry out your fame
Come and let your glory
Come and let your glory fall

   I will sing, sing a new song
   I will sing, sing a new song
   I will sing, sing a new song to the Lord

   Let your kingdom come
   Let your will be done
   On earth as it is in heaven
   Every eye proclaim
   The mercy of your name
   On earth as it is in heaven

God give us new every morning
Mercy his daily bread
In the name of Jesus
In the name of Jesus we pray

And lead us not to temptation
But deliver us with your hand
In the name of Jesus
In the name of Jesus we pray
Father we pray


For the kingdom is yours
And the power is yours
And the glory forever Amen

Let your kingdom come
Let your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Every eye proclaim
The mercy of your name
On earth as it is in heaven

Abide with Me


I have a home, eternal home
But for now I walk this broken world
You walked it first, you know our pain
But you show hope can rise again up from the grave

   Abide with me, abide with me
   Don't let me fall, and don't let go
   Walk with me and never leave
   *Ever close, God abide with me (repeat last time)

There in the night, Gethsemane
Before the cross, before the nails
Overwhelmed, alone you prayed
You met us in our suffering and born our shame


Oh love that will not ever let me go
Love that will not ever let me go
You never let me go
Love that will not ever let me go

And up ahead, eternity
We'll weep no more and sing for joy

Abide with me
We'll weep no more and sing for joy
Abide with me


Generous to a Fault?
Matthew 20:1-16
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew
Steve Gilbertson

God's kingdom is upside-down to the value of this world. We know this to be true,
but it continues to startle us nonetheless. In today's parable, we see it clearly, for
the landowner's generosity bends almost to the point of injustice. Which brings to
mind the question: Is it possible to be generous to a fault?

Matthew 20:1-16

20 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the
morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a
denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour
he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to them he said, 'You go into
the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.' 5 So they went. Going out
again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6 And about the
eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, 'Why do
you stand here idle all day?' 7 They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He
said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.' 8 And when evening came, the owner
of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages,
beginning with the last, up to the first.' 9 And when those hired about the eleventh
hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came,
they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius.
11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, 'These
last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the
burden of the day and the scorching heat.' 13 But he replied to one of them, 'Friend,
I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what
belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I
not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my
generosity?' 16 So the last will be first, and the first last."

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


“Love Lifted Me”

Words and Music by Howard E. Smith, James Rowe

Public Domain


"As it is in Heaven”

Words and Music by Ed Cash, Matt Maher

© 2005

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Abide with Me”

Words and Music by David Crowder, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman

© Inot Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917